- Published on October 28, 2010
- Written by Mike McClain, Senior Web Designer & Site Manager
Business continuity and resiliency services from IBM - Strengthen your business with cloud computing
Using cloud technology to manage your availability, data and overall resiliency
Your business is challenged with meeting the demand for continuous availability while also effectively managing enormous amounts of information that continue to grow, much of it online, and often with no offline option for conducting business. When your systems are down, you risk more than loss of revenue and productivity: you jeopardize business-critical data as well as damage to your brand. Read this IBM white paper to learn how to develop a cost-effective cloud computing strategy to manage and store your data, along with developing better recovery capabilities that can provide greater protection against data loss and downtime.
Examining business resiliency management best practices: How to prepare today for future trends in business
Business resiliency best practices prepare you for future trends.
Today, organizations that aren't able to respond to IT disruptions or rapid market changes can find themselves left behind. The IBM Business Resiliency Framework parses an organization into unique, but interdependent layers consisting of strategy, organization, processes, applications and data, technology and facilities, and security. Read this paper and learn to effectively manage people, process, and technology within a business resilience strategy.
Clabby Analytics White Paper: Don't Overlook Business Resiliency and Security When Building a Dynamic Infrastructure
Security and business resiliency are crucial to a dynamic infrastructure.
Many companies moving to a dynamic infrastructure ignore two important aspects—security and business resiliency. Read the Clabby Analytics Research Brief and see how IBM can help. Plus get a closer look at IBM's Smarter Planet initiative to help companies use IT more efficiently.
Getting personal with business continuity -- Five critical success factors in overcoming workforce disruptions
Five critical success factors in overcoming workforce disruptions
Pandemics, terrorism, natural and manmade disasters can be life-threatening or hinder your workforce from its ability to continue business in multiple ways. While disaster recovery planning for your facilities and technology is critical to business continuity, businesses must also fully consider the impact of a disruption on a company's most valuable asset: its employees. Read this white paper to learn about the five critical areas you should build human factors into in order to create a business continuity strategy that helps ensure that your workforce, and therefore your business, remains resilient in the face of adversity.
IBM Information Protection Services - fastprotect online
Recover lost data anywhere, anytime
Safeguarding data creates multiple challenges:
- The expense of maintaining a comprehensive backup data solution for desktops and laptops
- Easing the complexities of managing data in diverse locations with mobile employees
- Maintaining data integrity and availability
Learn how IBM Information Protection Services – fast protect online delivers a security-rich, affordable offsite data backup solution that provides scalable, continuous and optimized data protection for your critical data assets, along with simplified restore capabilities.
Business Resilience: The best defense is a good offense
At a time when you need it most, a strong business resilience strategy can save you time, effort and money. This white paper will provide you with a better understanding of the value of business resilience and how your IT architecture and management teams can use a tiered resilience approach to balance and align your technology capabilities and investments with your business requirements.
Expanding and Enhancing Risk Evaluation Strategies for Better Information Protection
Determining critical success factors for mitigating disaster
There is more at risk today than ever before which is why organizations must expand the traditional disaster recovery approach to create a program that includes continuous enhancements to their continuity capabilities. But changes to your recovery strategy can have unforeseen consequences and should not be implemented without careful consideration. This white paper from IBM helps you consider the following questions in order to determine the best approach to changing your recovery strategy:
- What are the guiding principles involved in determining a recovery design?
- What options are available for implementing a recovery solution?
- What variables should be considered when evaluating alternatives?
Using IBM Data Reduction Solutions to Manage More Data with Less Infrastructure
Surviving the tidal wave of data
In today's on demand world, you can't afford a data breach or data loss, as customers will simply go elsewhere if you can't help them immediately. Organizations must do a better job of protecting data assets, and as these assets grow and budgets shrink, protect and manage more data with fewer resources. This white paper from IBM outlines ways you can build a dynamic storage infrastructure and
- Reduce your capital and operational costs by reducing your storage requirements.
- Improve your application availability and service levels by reducing downtime.
- Mitigate the competitive risks associated with losing data in a rapidly changing environment.
Read it now.
IBM Information Protection Services
Protect and maintain access to your data on demand
Companies are facing an explosion of data growth and information protection requirements, and leaving backup or archiving strategies to individual employees could expose data to a wide variety of methods or tools that lead to inconsistent results. In addition, unproven security policies and procedures for widely distributed data could lead to loss or theft of key critical data assets. Learn how IBM Information Protection Services can augment current IT capabilities by helping to quickly back up, restore, archive and maintain access to critical data.
Beyond disaster recovery: becoming a resilient business
Developing a business resilience transformation blueprint
Today's business environment is characterized by rapid, unpredictable change and your business has to be responsive and resilient—seamlessly taking advantage of opportunities while mitigating risks. This white paper details the IBM object-oriented business resilience framework and helps you identify:
- Which risks may affect your organization
- The potential impact that these risks could have on your organization
- How the objects in your current infrastructure could respond to these risks
Once you understand these "objects" and others, you can begin to develop a blueprint for the process of transforming your business into one that's truly resilient. Read how IBM can help.
Virtualizing disaster recovery helps ensure business resiliency while cutting operating costs
Aligning your disaster recovery approach with your virtualized infrastructure
Catastrophic hardware failures in virtualized environments can bring down many more applications than in non-virtualized environments, which makes disaster recovery (DR) planning and implementation more critical, not less. Fortunately, the virtualization technologies that make production environments more resilient and responsive can also transform the responsiveness and speed of recovery of the DR environments that back them up. Read this white paper to learn best practices for how to align your DR approach with your virtualized infrastructure.
How Mature is your IT Risk Management?
Assessing risk management maturity
Your organization is already focused on risk management, but have you reached risk maturity? Companies with mature IT risk management capabilities are not only more effective at risk management, but at IT management in general. In this research brief from MIT, you can learn more about the three core disciplines that make up a mature IT risk management capability, as well as a way to assess your risk management maturity.
The Brave New World of Resiliency
The brave new world of business resiliency
As business requirements drive organizations to provide faster, broader access to information, the decision about how to best manage and protect this information is critical. It is no longer feasible to separate availability from recovery, business continuity from disaster readiness or system failover from continuous processing. Read this paper from IBM to learn how new strategies and techniques are being designed and integrated into a singular, seamless approach for true data availability and business resiliency.
Business Continuity and Resiliency Services from IBM--Helping Business Stay in Business
The highly resilient enterprise
With supply chain interdependencies, increasing regulatory requirements and geographically dispersed businesses encompassing everything from traditional storefronts to online operations, organizations are facing intense pressure to improve performance, maintain continuous availability and ensure data integrity. But how do you know if your business is truly prepared for – and able to flexibly respond to – unplanned events? This paper from IBM helps you to protect your brand and potential revenue by helping you:
- Assess your risks
- Develop a tailored business resilience strategy
- Safeguard your business-critical information while maintaining continuous operations
- Enable a virtually complete recovery should disaster occur
Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
Using business impact analysis to understand availability and recovery requirements
Unplanned disruptions can be costly, resulting in financial losses, customer dissatisfaction and regulatory compliance issues. Read how an IBM Resiliency Consulting Services business impact analysis can help you understand and define your availability and recovery requirements and objectives from a business perspective. Learn how a comprehensive analysis of impact on your business enables you to develop the right resilience strategy for your organization and provides impact information to justify your business continuity investments.